Style network’s hit show Jerseylicious returns tonight with the premiere of its 3rd season complete with cat fights and diva behavior!
Queen-of-Mean Tracy DiMarco and her arch-enemy Olivia Blois Sharpe return this season as Jerseylicious follows the staff of the Gatsby Salon where business is hot and the “ex”-tensions are hotter. The comedic drama centers around the high-profile and recently renovated beauty salon run by the mother/daughter management team of Gayle Giacomo and Christy Pereira.
Also returning this season are Anthony Lombardi, Gigi Liscio, and the ‘Glam Fairy’ herself Alexa Prisco. The intern Filippo Giove, also returns. This season, Christy deals with being a new mom, Gigi deals with her latest break-up with Frankie, and Olivia is back with her ex Mikey, who also happens to be Tracy’s ex.
On tonight’s season premiere, The Gatsby crew try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Meanwhile, Olivia rekindles a relationship with her ex Mikey, and Gigi adjusts to being single. The show airs at 8/7c on the Style network. A preview clip is below –
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A day after TMZ posted a video of her going on a racist tirade which had her using the n-word a total of 12 times in less than 2 minutes, Christina Hopkins is now apologizing for her shameful behavior.
The Bad Girls Club season 5 alum herself got in touch with us on Friday night, telling Reality Tea, “I apologize and take full responsibility for my foul remarks, which stem from a physical altercation.” Christina’s full apology is below –
“The video that was aired on TMZ is a careless and irresponsible rant that was egged on by anger and alcohol in response to a fight I was involved in over a year ago. Moments prior to the recording, I was subjected to racial slurs during a physical fight with a group of African American women. This is not a defense for such foul behavior; however, I take full responsibility for my inexcusable comments. Words cannot erase the pain that I have cause and I hope that those affected by my hurtful words can forgive me.”
Meanwhile, hours after the video hit the net yesterday, the Oxygen network revealed that Christina is now banned from ever appearing on their network again. The network told TMZ, “Oxygen condemns those comments… she will never appear on Oxygen again.”
And finally, Christina’s season 5 costar/nemesis/weak sauceAshley Cheatham is now speaking out against her. Ashley is furious at Christina’s comments, rightfully so, telling TMZ that “being drunk is not an excuse to bring out your inner racism. It’s disgusting and downright offensive … Go get a f**king life. Better yet, do the world a favor and go kill yourself.”
Christina’s signed letter of apology is below –
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CHRISTINA’S APOLOGY? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE’S TRULY SORRY?
As we reported, Doug Wald of Los Angeles-based Raw Talent is claiming he helped Bethenny develop her Skinnygirl cocktail line only to be cut out of the company, which was sold for a reported $120 million to Beam Global in March.
In the court documents, Doug admits the Bethenny Ever After star fired him back in 2008 after managing her for just 3 months. He however feels he is entitled to 10% of the sale proceeds plus $100 million in punitive damages.
“Unfortunately, one of the signs of success is being the subject of frivolous lawsuits, like this one,” said Bethenny in a statement on Thursday. “This is simply someone with his hand out, who did nothing to earn it, and I am not going to be bullied. We are exploring all of our options, including filing counterclaims against these people.”
Doug also alleges in the suit that he was the one who introduced Bethenny to her Skinnygirl drink partner/liquor industry veteran David Kanbar.
Bethenny spoke out once again in a separate statement to PEOPLE. “Life is good for me with all the things that are most important, namely family. But let’s be clear, I am a strong woman, and I am not afraid and won’t back down when I’m bullied by something with zero merit. Success is earned by hard work, not taking advantage of others.”
Meanwhile, Bethenny is keeping her head up as she was photographed above walking the streets of NYC on Wednesday, the same day the lawsuit was filed. A bigger image of Bethenny below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY’S COMMENTS? DO YOU THINK DOUG DESERVES 10% OF THE SALE PROCEEDS?
The Real Housewives of Orange County star was snapped above on May 11 while shopping at Faith Connexion Melrose in LA with her new boyfriend. Yes you read that right, new boyfriend!
That uh lucky? man/Donn look alike is Brooks Ayers and eyewitnesses tell In Touch Weekly the couple looked “very happy and cute together.”
So why has Vicki, 48, been so secretive about her new relationship? Well it all has to do with Bravo. “Vicki hadn’t wanted to go public with Brooks just yet because on the show she’s still with Donn,” an insider tells Life & Style as viewers are still watching her marriage with Donn play out on this season.
“Brooks didn’t come in with her at first, he was waiting outside,” an eyewitness reveals “Then Vicki said, ‘My boyfriend’s in the car, is it okay if he comes in?’ They were all smiles and having a great time.” Sources also reveal that Brooks footed the bill for Vicki’s new clothes!
As for Brooks, he, like Vicki, also works in the insurance industry. He was reportedly “the first in line when he heard she was single. She seems super happy with him,” adds the source.
“Vicki will announce her split from Donn in the June 6 season finale,” reveals a second insider. Another photo of Brooks is below.
TELL US – SHOCKED VICKI WAS ABLE TO FIND A NEW MAN SO QUICKLY?THOUGHTS ON VICKI’S NEW BOYFRIEND?
A source close to Jenelle confirms the news to Us Weekly. “She is clean right now and has been that way for several weeks,” the insider states. “She’s doing this program to help her cope with all the stress in her life: her family situation, her legal issues, her general anxiety.”
Ok Magazine adds that she began a voluntary 45-day stay at the Malibu drug rehab treatment center on May 7.
Patrick Jay Williams, a friend of Jenelle’s from her hometown tells OK! Jenelle’s past drugs of choice include pot and ecstasy. “She tries to find relief by using pot and Ecstasy. When she takes Ecstasy she gets the feeling that everybody loves her. And in truth, on this island, a lot of people hate her and are jealous of her,” said Patrick.
This doesn’t come as a major surprise as the 19-year-old MTV star has had plenty of run-ins with the law in recent times. In mid-April, she pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia with prosecutors promising to drop the charges if she performs 24 hours of community service. She was also sentenced to 12 months of supervised probation.
Jenelle, mother to son Jace, nearly 2, was originally arrested back in October with her boyfriend, KiefferDelp, when the two broke into an abandoned home in Oak Island, North Carolina, in order to smoke marijuana. Kieffer also has a past arrest for possession of cocaine.
And in March, she was arrested again for assault after TMZ posted a video of her attacking another girl. She was released shortly after on bond.
In the video posted by TMZ, Christina drops the N-word a total of 12 times in a drunken rant aimed at an African-American woman.
The video, which was shot at a diner in Staten Island last month, shows Christina going off on an unnamed person saying, “If you’re a black girl … you should shut up because you’re black … you’re a n**ger … nobody likes you… I’ve never met somebody who’s so n**gerish.”
Oh but it gets worse. One of Christina’s female friend then eggs her on as she laughs and the two women then begin to chant the N-word in unison.
Christina attempted to defend herself when called for comment by TMZ. “Some girls came up to me and said some racial remarks towards me [moments before] and this is what I said in retaliation” said Christina.
She added, “I apologize if anyone was offended, it wasn’t meant in a derogatory way.” Right because surely she meant it in a complimentary manner. The disgusting video is below –
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHRISTINA’S HATEFUL RANT?
On the 6th episode this season titled “A Mask For Two Faces,” the ladies bask at a mask bash when Sonja hosts a masquerade ball. In addition, Cindy goes to the dentist with Jill in tow, but Jill adds some bite by offering way too much input. And Ramona throws a wine party, but gossip spills over.
Ramona Singertweeted earlier today, “2nite Jill gets caught lying to me on RHONYC. Tries to get the whole thing bleeped out! Happens @serafinagroup 4 my #RamonaPinotGrigio party.” Should be an interesting episode!
It airs at 10/9c on Bravo and a preview clip is below.
It seems Mob Wives star Renee Grazianois still working hard to break away from the mob princess mentality. This was witnessed on the most recent episode of the show when Renee called her ex-husband Hector Pagan Jr aka Junior for back up after a bar patron insulted her.
In a new interview with the HollywoodLife, Renee opens up about wanting to create a better lifestyle for both her and her 17-year-old son AJ Pagan, adding that AJ has inspired her to want to change. “I wouldn’t want my son to go to jail,” Renee says. “AJ is going in a completely different direction. He’s going to make himself a better life.”
Renee adds that she is tired of seeing AJ go through the heartaches of the mob lifestyle such as watching his father Junior possibly get locked up again. “It breaks me emotionally,” explains Renee. “Watching your child feel pain makes you angry, very angry. It’s probably harder than anything anyone has to do.”
Renee states that raising AJ has given her strength to become more independent. “I lived an empty life,” she admits. Now, “I’m trying to change my life and define myself outside of the way I was brought up.” Renee also adds that her renewed friendship with co-star Karen Gravano is helping her leave her old ways behind.
And speaking of Karen, she is now clearing up the rumor that she was ever in a witness protection program, which was sort of insinuated on the show no? Also talking to the HollywoodLife, Karen reveals that unlike her father Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano — former Gambino family underboss turned FBI informant — she was never in the witness protection program.
“People have it confused,” Karen says. “The way it was, this was my father’s life, it didn’t have to do with me. I didn’t understand why he cooperated, he felt John betrayed him. I thought it wasn’t my life. I was going to stand on my own — that’s why I didn’t go into witness protection.”
Karen then explains why she moved away from New York to Arizona. “I moved to Arizona because my family was there and I thought it was a better way to raise Karina,” Karen says of her daughter. “And my brother [Gerard Gravano] was in prison, so I helped raise his son as well.”
Karen states, “When my father got out of prison, he went into witness protection for eight months and moved to Arizona and joined my family… I was very reluctant to leave New York, [but] I missed my family and was fed up with the lifestyle in NYC. I moved there in 1997.”
As revealed on the show, Karen is now back living in Staten Island to both work on her book and clear her name.
Meanwhile, Mob Wives is proving to be a big hit for the ailing VH1 network. The premiere brought in close to 2 million viewers and the show continues to average a healthy 1.33 million viewers a week.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK RENEE WILL BE ABLE TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE MOB LIFESTYLE?